“The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.
To improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
rather than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.” – Bill Beattie
The year 2019 has marked the beginning of the 180th academic year filled with opportunities and dreams for the students of St. Mary’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School. This institution forges ahead with an objective of providing an outstanding 360 degree education, keeping in mind our Vision Statement –‘ to develop the students’ spirit, mind and body’ along with academics, with a very strong team of dedicated staff members, who collaborate hand-in-hand, for the integral growth and formation of the young minds entrusted to our care.
“Education is the process of living and is not meant to be the preparation of future living.” Education ought to help children be more aware of their abilities and teach them life skills that will create an identity for themselves.. Education must prepare children for their future and help them tackle life’s situations. The school is the only place where holistic education can be inculcated. We must focus on the child as a whole – which caters to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of the child.
‘The School is a second home’. This statement is very true as our children spend most of their time at school with the teachers and classmates. Every individual is precious and unique. We, at St. Mary’s strive hard to inculcate the principles of Don Bosco – our founder and father of youth, through reason, religion and loving kindness.
Today, the young generation is exposed to the latest gadgets and ever growing technology. Consequently, they get entangled with the network world which brings about a vast change in their lifestyle. The best contribution that we can ever give to our children is quality time.
It is rightly said that “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement” Let us journey together in ‘weaving the future’ of our children in taking constructive and purposeful actions to produce optimistic, independent, compassionate, life-long learners and citizens of our State and Country, who go out and keep the flag of St. Mary’s ever flying high.
Wishing each and every one all of God’s blessings for a fruitful year. May every dream and effort of ours be blessed with success for the greater glory of God. God bless St. Mary’s, our school, our home.
Yours in the cause of Education,
Fr. Y.L. Irudayaraj, sdb.,